Archive for August 10th, 2019

J Y Pillay heads list of National Day Award recipients

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

J Y Pillay, the longest serving chair of the Council of Presidential Advisors (CPA), heads the list of National Day Award recipients this year. He was awarded the Order of [...] » More

Singapore to stimulate economy if necessary, says PM Lee

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Singapore will stimulate its economy should it become necessary in the face of an economic slowdown, according to prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. “This year, our [...] » More

Singapore economy seen shrinking in second-quarter as recession risks grow: Reuters poll

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | WTVBam | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s economy is expected to have contracted almost 3 percent in the second quarter, a slight improvement from advance estimates but reaffirming the risk of a [...] » More

Government will continue to ‘invest heavily’ in Singaporeans: PM Lee in National Day message

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Pre-school and tertiary education will be made more affordable, and there are plans to raise the retirement and re-employment ages, says prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. The [...] » More

Singapore must continue to reinvent to stay ahead, says PM Lee in National Day message

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore must continue to reinvent itself and break new ground to “stay in front of the pack”, said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in this year’s National [...] » More

Singapore Airlines Simplifies Inflight Wifi Pricing

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | OneMileataTime | 6:02 AM

A few days ago I wrote about how Singapore Airlines has increased the complimentary wifi allowance for passengers travelling in Suites, first, and business class: * For [...] » More

Police investigating China flag hung at Choa Chu Kang HDB block

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Police are investigating after the Chua Chu Kang Town Council (CCKTC) lodged a police report about a Chinese national flag displayed at a Housing Board block. The flag, hung [...] » More

No plans to raise legal minimum of 7 days annual leave entitlement: Josephine Teo

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | SGNews | 6:02 AM

There are no plans currently to increase the minimum legal entitlement of seven days annual leave, said minister for Manpower Josephine Teo. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) [...] » More

Genki Sushi and 4 other firms fined total $117,000 for personal data breach

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Five companies were fined a total of $117,000 in the last three weeks for breaching data privacy laws by failing to protect the personal data of their customers and [...] » More

Homeless immigrant heading back to the Philippines after anonymous donor gifts flight

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:02 AM

Allan Par built an elaborate shack on Omand’s Creek in Winnipeg this summer after finding himself homeless The man who built himself an elaborate shack on Omand’s [...] » More

Bangko Sentral cuts interest rates with GDP growth at 4-year low

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cut the benchmark interest rate on Thursday with economic growth at its lowest in 4 years and as inflation cooled further within its target. [...] » More

Philippines cuts key rates and hints at more easing

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CentralBanking | 6:02 AM

The Philippines central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and hinted at more easing today (August 8), as inflation pressures eased and the prospects for the [...] » More

American Volunteer Branded ‘Enemy of State’ and Shot Outside His Home in the Philippines

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

An American human rights volunteer is reportedly in critical condition after he was shot four times in the Philippines. Brandon Lee, 37, was attacked outside his home in [...] » More

Manila Water prexy resigns, Rene Almendras to take over

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Manila Water’s president and CEO Ferdinand dela Cruz resigned on Thursday (August 8). This was announced through a disclosure of the Philippine Stock Exchange following [...] » More

Philippines to protest Chinese ships presence amid troubled ties

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines will lodge a protest over the unannounced presence of two Chinese research vessels in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), one of at least three diplomatic [...] » More